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Fire service leaders, NFPA address fatal fire in new home and lack of home fire sprinklers in these settings

By nfpa@jiveon.com During a recent news conference, Connecticut Fire Sprinkler Coalition Chair Keith Flood, NFPA, and the state’s top fire service leaders address a recent fire that killed a six-year-old girl in a new home Connecticut’s top fire service Source::…

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Connecticut fire service leaders address fatal home fire and lack of fire protection in new homes

Connecticut’s top fire service organizations joined the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today at the South Fire District in Middletown to address a home fire in September that killed a six-year-old girl in a new home and inaction by state…

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It’s time to prepare the heating system for the season

By nfpa@jiveon.com The temperature is dipping. Space heaters are being turned on. Fireplaces and wood stoves are being fired up. While these household devices make our homes comfortable and cozy, there’s the potential for danger. It’s important to keep in…

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Angie’s List pitches for fire sprinklers following its investigation on home fires

By nfpa@jiveon.com With a tagline of “home is where our heart is,” Angie’s List takes home safety seriously. The company, which runs a website offering crowd-sourced reviews of local businesses, has conducted its own investigation into what is making Source::…

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Sparky checks off bucket list item #62: Visits our nation’s Capitol

By nfpa@jiveon.com Sparky traveled to Washington D.C., visiting our nation’s capitol. Fun fact: our nation’s capitol was founded and established by the Constitution of the United States on July, 16 1790. Because it’s a huge tourist attraction there are Source::…

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Fire Protection Research Foundation announces winners of the 2016 William M. Carey and Ronald K. Mengel Awards

The Fire Protection Research Foundation (Foundation), an affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), announced winners of the 2015 William M. Carey and Ronald K. Mengel awards. The award winners were selected by participants at the Foundation’s 2016 Suppression,…

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“Close Your Door” pledge helps to prevent fire deaths

By nfpa@jiveon.com UL’s “Close Your Door” pledge aims to increase awareness of a new preventive measure that helps increase fire victim survivability. A news release issued this week states that after a decade, UL’s Firefighter Safety Research Source:: NFPA –…

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Congratulations to the Kirkville Fire Company for winning our Fire Prevention Week photo contest!

By nfpa@jiveon.com Congratulations to the Kirkville Fire Company, a volunteer fire department in Kirkville, NY – they’re the winners of our first-ever “Get Ready for Your Close-Up” catalog contest! Along with being featured on the cover of next year’s Fire…

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North Carolina emergency workers take time to talk about meaning of Fire Prevention Week theme

By nfpa@jiveon.com While hundreds of emergency workers were recently at the North Carolina Emergency Operations Center dealing with Hurricane Matthew’s destruction, they were reminded to make sure their homes were safe from fire. Fire Prevention Source:: NFPA – Safety Information

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Sparky Halloween activity sheets help kids learn about safety

By nfpa@jiveon.com Sparky the Fire Dog® provides plenty of activities to help launch into a talk about Halloween safety or just allow kids to have some fun. The Sparky Be-safe Halloween coloring sheet combines fun and education with its precautions…

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